Actuator

03.09.13
Caltech self-healing chips can recover from laser blasts, save power while healthy
03.09.13

Caltech self-healing chips can recover from laser blasts, save power while healthy

While many scientists have heard the call for self-healing electronics, their previous projects ha...

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03.05.13
DigitalOptics' fast MEMS camera enables Lytro-like post-capture refocus (video)
03.05.13

DigitalOptics' fast MEMS camera enables Lytro-like post-capture refocus (video)

Tech shows like CES and MWC are great for taking a peek at what's coming up in the world of consum...

By R. Lai,   03.05.13
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11.01.12
AMP-Foot 2.0 prosthesis gives the power of real feet, keeps a light step (video)
11.01.12

AMP-Foot 2.0 prosthesis gives the power of real feet, keeps a light step (video)

It was five years ago that prosthetics took a very literal step forward when Arizona State Univers...

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09.19.12
Rethink delivers Baxter the friendly worker robot, prepares us for our future metal overlords (video)
09.19.12

Rethink delivers Baxter the friendly worker robot, prepares us for our future metal overlords (video)

No one would characterize existing factory robots as especially warm and fuzzy: they're usually di...

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03.14.12
NASA, GM working on a 'Robo-Glove' to assist astronauts and autoworkers alike
03.14.12

NASA, GM working on a 'Robo-Glove' to assist astronauts and autoworkers alike

We've seen power assist technology designed to help people walk, bike or just tote luggage around,...

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07.25.11
Kinect-driven tactile bodysuit makes you tingle in eight different places
07.25.11

Kinect-driven tactile bodysuit makes you tingle in eight different places

We know the US Army has already experimented with vibrating clothing, and soon it could be our...

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06.09.10
Sony prototypes pressure-sensitive tactile touchscreen, hopes to use it ASAP
06.09.10

Sony prototypes pressure-sensitive tactile touchscreen, hopes to use it ASAP

Sony may come up with some far-out ideas, but the company insists this one's a bit closer to home:...

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03.29.10
Artificial Muscle ramps up production -- expect touchscreens that push back in 2011
03.29.10

Artificial Muscle ramps up production -- expect touchscreens that push back in 2011

Last we heard from Artificial Muscle, the company was trying to convince hospitals, cell phone manu...

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09.05.08
Crowson's Shadow Actuator rumbles your rump, won't damage your ears
09.05.08

Crowson's Shadow Actuator rumbles your rump, won't damage your ears

Certainly you've heard of the bass shaker concept by now, right? If not, here's an alternative from...

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